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“Nice ambiance and good food” 4 of 5 stars
Review of The Dining Room Restaurant, Bar & Pizzeria

The Dining Room Restaurant, Bar & Pizzeria
Jl. Raya Candidasa | ( Opposite Bus & Car Park ), Candidasa, Karangasem, Bali 80851, Indonesia
0363 42174
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Ranked #16 of 48 Restaurants in Candidasa
Price range: $2 - $15
Cuisines: International, Indonesian
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Restaurant details
Good for: Romantic
Dining options: Breakfast, Delivery, Late Night, Reservations
Description: A building with cone shaped alang-alang roof, with a violet lighted bar. In front of Candidasa's car park and side by side with La Rouge Restaurant.
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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“Nice ambiance and good food”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2013

The dining was very nice here. They took good care of us, served us a little appetizer free of charge & little welcome drink & little good buy drink. The bruschetta we had was fabulous. I think we will stop by again. However the pasta was not as I would expect from a classic style fire wood oven.
The pizza had too much engredients and we tasted only the sweet tomato sauce.

  • Visited February 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Coffs Harbour, Australia
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58 reviews 58 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 23 cities Reviews in 23 cities
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
“Good Food, Nice staff”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2013

The food at the dining room was quite good. typical Italian menu with pizza and pasta. Nothing amazing - but quite tasty.
The staff were very friendly.
Not a bad choice for pizza in Candi Dasa

Visited February 2013
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Northam, Australia
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9 reviews 9 reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
“best pizza”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2013

Our family of 4 decided to try the dining room one night while we were staying at candidasa only because of the large blue wood fire oven out the front and we could smell it. It turned out to be the best pizza I have ever tried and I even made a weird pizza combo and they made it and it was fantastic. The desserts were just as good. I tried to explain what dessert pizzas were but I think they thought I was joking. It is a really good night out and it was worth every cent. I highly recommend the dining room. We even got a free lift back to our hotel!

  • Visited February 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Perth, Australia
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“I cant believe this place wasnt full every night the food was excellent”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2013

I loved the setting it was very elegant the staff where great so many good dishes just not enough time to eat them all.

Visited January 2013
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melbourne, australia
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35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
“Very mixed experience”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2013

After reading the glowing reviews and getting a sudden pizza craving, we ate here last night. While in theory the restaurant is good, there were several problems and overall we didn't really enjoy the experience.
Pleasant blues-jazz music

For only the second time I can remember, anywhere, I had to send a meal back. After we'd both eaten one of the prawns we found a maggot wiggling around under one of them. Pretty gross. I don't know how it got there, and we gave them the benefit of the doubt by sticking around, but it was pretty horrid.

Several local cats were running around our legs and getting in the way. We put up with it, but when one of them tried to pinch our food we got a bit miffed and a waitress came over and asked if we wanted the cat taken away.Please, next time don't ask, just do it.

All of the food was mediocre. We know this is candi dasa, not melbourne or milan, and adjusted our expectations, but the pizza crust was like something out of a frozen packet and there was a lack of taste to the other dishes. Also, the morning after, my wife had a bad stomach for the first time on our trip, which we figured was the likely result of the food here.

All in all- probably 3 stars is a bit generous. The nice staff scraped them over the line, aloing with benefit of the doubt around the maggot.

    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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Ketut Dian N, Manager at The Dining Room Restaurant, Bar & Pizzeria, responded to this review, January 14, 2013
Dear Guest,

Thank you very much for dining with us, but we are apologize if you are unhappy with the experience with us

Thank you for liking our music choice, we are trying to adjust with our customer taste, and it worked with you.

We are deeply sorry that you are not that happy with our food taste, that our choice of taste was not your liking. Our pizza is the best in Candidasa at the moment, and we keep asking our guest about their opinion of the pizza and their experience in this place, and we mostly get the positive feedback with maybe a little adding here and there. Don't forget, this is culinary business, we are here dealing with people taste and it is so relative and not exact, so we are here also keep trying to fix ourselves to meet the taste that most people like.

We are also very sorry that you said you had maggot in the food. I can explain here, i myself remember the time when you had your dinner with us it was in the evening and it was cloudy. At that time we had many white ant flying around restaurant tried to find lights, and it is common thing in rainy season. So that's why we dimmed the light inside our restaurant, so that the white ant fly away somewhere else. That white ant was all over the place, in the restaurant, kitchen, toilet, street, and also if you don't know, they have a fragile wing so only a few while of their lifetime they will lose their wing just like that, when they lost their wing they look like little worm or in this case what you think as a maggot.
However that is, we can understand that it would turn off anybodies appetite if we found something wriggling like that in our food. That's why we are so concern about our guest that having their dinner while the white ants flying away, in case they having experience like this. But we can guarantee that that wasn't maggot, our meat never stay more than 2 ( two ) day in the kitchen, specially prawn is the most popular order for seafood. Our vegetable is fresh everyday bring in from Bedugul "garden of Bali.
We are also guarantee of our kitchen cleanliness as you can inspect it from the restaurant. And about the cat. she is a clean, healthy and properly train cat. We are sorry if she jumped on your table, she's probably too spoiled by our few guest that apparently 'cat lover' and put her on the table to feed her. Actualy, this is the first time we have complain about our cat. But however, we will keep our cat behave to keep our guest comfortable.

Anyway, again thank you for spent your time with us, although it wasn't the happiest moment, we will address this matter to our staff and take thoroughly your criticism and hope next time you come and give us another chance, we can meet your expectation.
Looking forward to meet you again at the most beautiful restaurant in Candidasa, and hope it will be better :)

Best regard,

Ketut Dian N.
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